Sweet Treats for Christmas

The Christmas around the World Designer Series Paper has a variety of prints including this one filled with sweet holiday treats.  I’ve been working my way through this paper and the various prints.  I may just finish up what I have with a card design for the Ronald McDonald house next week.  I’ll be headed there with some other demonstrators to stamp with the guests at the house.  Perhaps I’ll use this card design and just let them choose their own prints from the paper pack.

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This card was part of my stamp a stack classes and I would change a few things if I use if for the Ronald McDonald house.  Because the kids and adults are usually not familiar with stamping and making cards I try to keep it as simple as possible.

Here is what I did on this card (with notes on what I might change):

  • Soft Suede card stock is the card base
  • A 4″ x 4″ square of Designer Paper is on the top (I use this size to get the most out of one 12×12 sheet.  (for RMHC I’ll use various designs that I have left from the pack)
  • A 4″ x 1-1/4″ strip of Real Red card stock.
  • A piece of Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine is tied around the card and in a bow. (for RMHC I will either leave this off completely or perhaps pre-tie a box and have them stick on with a mini glue dot)
  • A Real Red scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circle Framelits Dies (I pre-cut these for class and would do the same for RMHC)
  • A Whisper White stitched circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies ( I pre-cut these for class and would do the same for RMHC – I might switch out for a plain circle so if they stamp near an edge the stitching wouldn’t be in the image)
  • The stamp is from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set.  (for RMHC I’ll likely pull out a few other sentiments in case I need something that doesn’t say Christmas for someone there.)  I used Soft Suede ink.
  • I added a little gold metallic star (for RMHC I’ll probably leave this off only because I don’t have enough for them to put these on the card)
  • Then there are two little Garden Green holly leaves tucked under the circle.  These are from the Quilt Builder Framelits Dies.  (I’ll precut these and have them stuck to glue dots for the RMHC)

A group of us goes once a month to our local Ronald McDonald House – well for me it’s about 45 min away.  I missed last month so I’m looking forward to being there and seeing the holiday decorations at the house.

Don’t miss out on some of these great products from the holiday catalog – they will be retiring soon – Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper, Quilt Builder Framelits Dies, Watercolor Christmas stamp set.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Decorate a plain bag

Decorate a plain bag with a cute tag like I did here.  It’s Tuesday so I thought I’d share a tag idea – it’s Tag Tuesday right?  Oh wait maybe that’s just me being silly.

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I use the Card Front Builder Thinlits again.  I just love the trees and the little deer. But they are retiring so be sure to order them before they are gone!

I layered them on some Lots of Labels cut pieces.  Tie on to the bag with ribbon.  And I added twine as well.  The greeting stamp came from one of the Paper Pumpkin Kits.

SHOP HERE FOR THE DIES – the year end sales event is going on now.

Have a great day.

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Happy 2017!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2017!

This last year was not a good blogging year for me.  Sorry about that.  I’m really hoping to blog more and consistently every week.  I have lots of stamping to share with everyone – I just haven’t been able to keep up with actually editing photos and writing blog posts.  I’m crossing my fingers that I can do MUCH better in 2017!

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So Happy New Year!  This was a fun shaker card that we made at the Atlanta OnStage After Party event that I co-hosted back in November.  It was a fun evening with 50 demonstrators after the regular Stampin’ Up! Local event ended.  We had a scrumptious family style Italian dinner, demonstrations, make&takes, gifts and a special Q&A session with two of the Stampin’ Up! concept artists.  A great evening was had by all.

Here are some details on this card:

  • The front panel of the card was cut with the Large Number Framelits – I used the Thick Whisper White card stock so it would be sturdy.
  • The stamp set is It’s a Celebration from the Holiday Catalog – it’s still available through January 3rd.
  • Fireworks are stamped in Smoky Slate ink.
  • Add a piece of Window Sheet to the back of the die cut panel.  Then add the Foam adhesive strips around the entire panel and a strip above the die cut numbers.
  • The sequins are the Fancy Frost Sequins in the Holiday Catalog – available through January 3rd.
  • Stamp Happy New Year in Sweet Sugarplum ink on a strip of Whisper White – punch the end into a banner.
  • Staple a piece of Glitter Ribbon and a piece of Silver Sequin Trim to the end of the banner.

You can still take advantage of the Year-End Close out sale going on through January 3rd.  It’s the last day of the close-out sale and the last day of the Holiday catalog.  If you order on my website in the online store use the Hostess code – YUMGKRG7 when you check out.  All orders over $30 will receive a special gift from me!  I will send you 5 hand-made cards in January.
If your order is over $150 don’t use the hostess code – you can redeem Stampin’ Rewards on your order and I will still send you the cards

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CLICK HERE TO SHOP.

Thanks for visiting me today – I do hope that you will come back!

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Today is the last day

Today is the last day of the Holiday Catalog and the last day you can order the To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit.  It always surprises me how much better the kits are in person compared to how they look in the catalog.  This one looked like it would be fun and I ordered it and then let it sit a while.  When I finally got it out to make some of the cards I was surprised by how much was included and how fun they were.  They really turned out to be cute cards.  Now I had to alter mine slightly.  Why?  Well I ordered the Kit which includes all the consumable products but I didn’t order the coordinating stamp set.  So I got creative with what I already had at home in order to complete the three card designs in the kit.

Here are what mine look like.  Can you see the differences compared to the photos on page 4 of the catalog?

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Here is what I used from the Holiday catalog:

  • To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit pg. 4
  • Peaceful Pines pg. 17
  • Holly Jolly Greetings pg. 34
  • Acorn Builder Punch pg. 45
  • Six Sayings pg. 51 – Hostess stamp set

I basically used stamp sets that I already had instead of buying another one and then finished with some punched pieces to fill in where I was missing something.  Here are a few more details:

On the Tree card:

  • I used the Peaceful Pines stamp set for the tree and the Six Sayings stamp set for the greeting.
  • The star at the top is the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I used the left over edges of the gold foil from the Star card.
  • The base of the tree is the Cupcake Builder Punch – I used a scrap of Early Espresso card stock and then cut the punched piece down a little bit so it was shorter.
  • You can also decorate your envelope with the left over green tree piece from the frame.

On the Star card:

  • I used the little stars from Holly Jolly Greetings for the background and corners.  But there are other sets that have something similar you could use.
  • Save the gold foil scraps from around the star and use to punch the pieces for the other cards.
  • Use the left over gold star piece to decorate your envelope.

On the Ornament card:

  • I used the little stars from Holly Jolly Greetings for the background.
  • For the ornament string I used my Project Life Journaling Pen.
  • For the ornament top I punched from the left over Gold Foil the acorn top from the Acorn Builder Punch.

You could order this kit now and work on your cards for next year early!

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As a special thank you for anyone placing an order $25 or more in product thru January 4th, 2016 I’ll be sending you a surprise gift in the mail – be sure that you are NOT selecting NO CONTACT on your order (I won’t know who you are if you do and can’t send you the gift).

ORDER HERE and use the HOSTESS CODE WQGQY4QJ when you check out with an order less than $150 in products. If your order is $150 or more in product you get to redeem FREE Stampin’ Rewards so don’t use the hostess code. If you are part of my Stamper’s Club or the KSU group please use the hostess code I posted on your Facebook Group and it will count towards the January meeting.

Here is the full list of supplies – click on any item to go to my store:

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2 More days for the Holiday Catalog

Here is a fun card made with the Snow Friends bundle from the Holiday Catalog – it includes the Snow Place stamp set and the coordinating Snow Friends Framelits Dies.  Fun mix and match pieces to make various winter creations.

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Holiday catalog products on this card:

  • Snow Place stamp set pg. 33
  • Snow Friends Framelits Dies pg. 33
  • Snow Friends Bundle pg. 33
  • Softly Falling Embossing Folder pg. 24

The igloo is made with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder and the Circle Framelits.  I sponged the edges with Tip Top Taupe ink.

There are just a couple more days of the Holiday Catalog and the Year End sale.  Don’t miss some great deals.

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As a special thank you for anyone placing an order $25 or more in product thru January 4th, 2016 I’ll be sending you a surprise gift in the mail – be sure that you are NOT selecting NO CONTACT on your order (I won’t know who you are if you do and can’t send you the gift).

ORDER HERE and use the HOSTESS CODE WQGQY4QJ when you check out with an order less than $150 in products. If your order is $150 or more in product you get to redeem FREE Stampin’ Rewards so don’t use the hostess code. If you are part of my Stamper’s Club or the KSU group please use the hostess code I posted on your Facebook Group and it will count towards the January meeting.

Thanks for stopping by.

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